While college admission officers are increasingly making use of students’ social media profiles to know more about applicants, it need not necessarily be a bane completely
In fact, a study by Kaplan Test Prep in 2010 proves otherwise. A total of 386 colleges and universities participated in the survey and its analysis show that 82 percent of college admission officers make use of Facebook for student recruitment and further, 80 percent of the college admission officers received friend requests from the students seeking admission. Thus, it will be safe to assume that social networks can be beneficial for college admissions. In this article, we highlight some of the benefits.